“Flex” refers to the ability of a golf shaft to bend as forces are applied to it during the golf swing. Those forces are generated by the type of swing that you have: fast or slow, smooth or jerky.
What is an A flex shaft on a golf club?
Senior. Designated as “A” on the flex chart, shafts with senior flex are recommended for golfers who regularly drive the ball between 180 and 210 yards, and have a swing speed of between 60 and 75 mph.
Do any PGA players use regular flex shafts?
Kramer’s 2006 “Golf Magazine” article cites a survey showing that just 2 percent of PGA Tour players and 10 percent of PGA Champions Tour players used regular flex shafts in their irons. He also notes that PGA Tour swing speeds average 110 mph, so the players favor a stiffer shaft to better control the club.
What happens when your golf shaft is too flexible?
If the shaft is too flexible, you will have a ‘whippy’ feeling in your hands, and you won’t be able to feel the clubhead on the downswing. When the golf ball is struck it will generally have too much spin if the shaft is too flexible, this will cause a ‘ballooning’ effect on the shot and it will tend to go quite high.
How do I know what flex shaft I need?
Some General Guidelines About Shaft Flex
- Take a look at the distance you hit your driver.
- If you have a very smooth swing, you might benefit from a softer flex even if you swing fast.
- If your drives go left, you might benefit from a stiffer flex; if your drives go right, you might benefit from a softer flex.
What flex should a beginner use?
But if a beginner player already has a decent swing motion and generates clubhead speed between the range of 95 to 110 mph or more, then a stiff shaft or extra stiff shaft could be justified to be used by a beginner golfer.
Is senior flex good for beginners?
Senior flex can be an excellent choice for beginners with slower swing speeds and can benefit from this type of technology.
What is the difference between senior flex and regular flex?
Comparing the Two Certain shaft flexes are designed to match a particular swing speed. Senior flex shafts are appropriate for golfers who swing between 75 and 90 mph and carry a driver about 180 to 200 yards. Regular flex shafts are designed for golfers who swing 90 to 100 mph and carry a driver about 200 to 240 yards.
When should I switch to senior flex shafts?
If your swing speed is between 75 and 85 miles per hour, then you will need a senior shaft. If you are between 85 and 95 miles per hour, then the regular shaft will be the best choice. You can get your swing speed measured at a local golf fitting center.
How can I test my swing speed at home?
There only truly accurate way to find out your swing speed is to measure it on a launch monitor as you hit balls out onto a range. Male tour professionals swing in the 115-120 mph range while average amateurs fall closer to the 80-85mph range.
What’s better stiff or regular flex?
If you have a slower swing speed, you are probably going to want to choose regular shafted clubs because the additional flex will provide a little more power and accuracy. When you swing harder, the stiff flex will be more controlled and give you the punch you need to hit better shots.
How fast should you swing a 7 iron?
An average golfer will swing a seven iron about 75 mph. This number can change based on the weight of the club and if it is steel or graphite. The faster you swing a seven iron, the further it will go. If you can swing at about 85 mph, you will see distances closer to 165 yards.
Will a regular flex shaft cause a slice?
For some, stiff club shafts are part of the problem. When the clubhead gets to the ball, the shaft won’t unload properly and the face will remain slightly open, causing a slice. Other swing problems also can cause a slice, of course, but shafts that are too stiff can make the problem worse.
Does shaft stiffness really matter?
Second, if softer shafts inherently produced longer shots, we would have seen the stiff flex produce more distance than the x-stiff. The idea that stiffer shafts are more accurate is busted. Our testing actually showed the opposite: the regular flex shaft was the most accurate of the group.
Will I lose distance with a stiff shaft?
If the shaft flex is too stiff, your average distance will remain low.